Bees Sting Grizzlies

first_imgThe Bees got revenge after losing the first two games in Fresno by combined scores of 33-14.  Luis Rengifo went 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored.  Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail (Fresno, CA)  —  Griffin Canning fired six shutout innings as the Bees stung the Grizzlies 12-1 in Fresno.  Tags: PCL/Salt Lake Bees April 19, 2019 /Sports News – Local Bees Sting Grizzlies The Bees visit Sacramento tonight. Robert Lovelllast_img read more

Your chance to star in a new TV programme

first_imgAttention all estate agents with dreams of TV stardom. Retail expert, Mary Portas is back with her Channel 4 series ‘Mary Portas: Secret Shopper’She’s here to help put customer service back at the heart of everything you do…Do you struggle to attract loyal clients?Do you worry you’re lagging behind your competitors?Could fresh ideas raise your profile and bring more clients through your door?If you run a Lettings or Estate Agents business, whatever your situation, Mary Portas would love to hear from you.For more information, please email [email protected] or call 0203 227 5987Please Note: Optomen will use and store the personal details contained in your email and any further response in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, for the purposes of producing the Programme.Mary Portas TV retail expert stardom TV programme August 10, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicensed rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Your chance to star in a new TV programme previous nextAgencies & PeopleYour chance to star in a new TV programmeIf you’ve ever wanted to be on television, here’s your chance! Mary Portas is looking for you…PROPERTYdrum10th August 20150560 Viewslast_img read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: COUNTY COMMISSIONER KIEFER MOTIVES QUESTIONED BY GEORGE LUNLEY

first_imgCOMMISSIONER KIEFER MOTIVES QUESTIONED BY GEORGE LUNLEYA vacant lot consumes County Commissioners Meeting. If nobody wants the vacant lots in Evansville, why does Commissioner JOE KIEFER doesn’t want a neighbor to OWN, PAY TAXES ON, AND MAINTAIN THE LOT at 923 W Columbia?I attended the commissioners meeting on Tuesday with Brenda Bergwitz who is a candidate for the commissioner’s seat held by Stephen Melcher. The agenda looked sparse but I thought I would go along and get educated a little. Not much of interest in the meeting but a resident, John Bassemeier, asked and was recognized to speak in the public comment period. Bassemeier was concerned about a vacant lot that needed a new owner.It sounded like a simple request. He wanted the county to work with him on clearing past building code violation assessments and putting the property into the hands of someone who would take care of it. As he explained his dilemma, it was clear that he had previously solicited cooperation from the County Auditor and County Superintendent of Buildings. It was also clear that the Commissioners were not interested in anything that might assist Mr. Bassemeier. I heard one excuse after another.Always to the rescue of the underdog I felt compelled to speak in support of Mr. Bassemeier’s efforts in getting the lot into the hands of someone who would take care of it. I just wanted to make a statement in support of a citizen’s effort to acquire one of the vacant lots burdening the city. I could not even finish my statement before being rudely interrupted by Commissioner Kiefer. After my short statement, Kiefer insisted on engaging me and admonishing me for my beliefs. Keifer indicated that the city land bank should own the lot. Yes that is right. The city land bank, (Evansville Brownfields Corp Inc. a private organization) should own the lot and the taxpayers should pay the private organization to maintain it.A vacant lot that should be owned by a private organization for future large development (per Joe Kiefer) at a cost of up to $1000 per year (per Kelly Coures, Brownfields/city DMD) rather than a neighboring property owner who will pay taxes and maintain this supposedly unwanted lot, must be investigated more closely.The lot was still there. Right there at 923 West Columbia. Some of the land bank supporters think that if a land bank does not own the lot it will not be available for future development. I have been looking at many of these lots and they are always – still there – and availabel. The lot does not go anywhere just because it falls into the hands of a neighboring property owner.The traffic did not want to stop while the property posed for photos and the area dogs alerted the residents. Brenda Zeggling came out of her home and greeted me. We shared stories and I learned about the history of the lot and a little about the surrounding property owners. A patrol car circled a couple of times – probably looking for the nut that was reportedly standing in the middle of the road. Fortunately Brenda had plenty of pictures.Brenda had plenty of photos, some even taken before the vacant lot was vacant, because the property was a major concern. Another story just like the ones I hear over and over. A blighted neighboring house bring down the community and her struggle to get something done about it. Brenda claimed victory and credit for getting the city to finally (years) take action and get rid of the house. Now the dilemma of someone taking care of the lot. Will it be left to grow up in weeds and become a dumping ground for what will not fit in the trash cans?Wait, wasn’t Bassemeier willing to take the lot, actually buy the lot in a competitive bid process, and make it part of his adjacent property. He is willing to own, maintain the lot, and even pay taxes on it? Problem solved right? Wrong! It could be (almost) that simple but it is not. Another reminder that nothing happens in Evansville unless there is something ($) in it for some special interest. What would be simple, benefit the neighborhood, benefit the neighbors, and save taxpayer money is apparently not in Commissioner Joe Kiefer’s interest.As I said in my statement to Joe Keifer, and the other Commissioners, if the officeholders and county employees would put half as much effort into helping residents, like Bassemeier, own the property, so he can pay taxes on it and maintain it, rather than fighting for a taxpayer funded land bank where a few can control the fate of vacant lots we would have a much smaller problem with blighted properties burdening the city budget and trashing neighborhoods. The land bank ideas are for “special interest” – not everyone’s “best interest”.Rather than help Bassemeier in his quest for someone to own the property, pay taxes on the property, and maintain the property, the County Commissioners, County Auditor, County Building Superintendent, County Attorney, and Tax Sale matters advising attorney, all seem to think that offering this particular parcel for sale to adjoining property owners, as is done with most, is an impossible task. Impossible (they say) because of two main issues. First the county does not own the property. Second, if they did own it, which they could, they cannot sell to Bassemeier because he is a stockholder in the current entity holding title.Yes, Bassemeier already, indirectly, has an ownership interest. In his efforts to help clean this property up after it was abandoned for years to be a blight right next to his property, he got involved to help and now seems to be suffering the wrath of the bureaucracy and special interest promoting the land bank. The specifics will have to be disclosed in yet another expose.Back to the excuses for not selling the property: I say hogwash on the first excuse because under the new tax sale reform laws the county can acquire ownership with a few strokes of a pen. Why don’t they use this new tool? If they want to ignore this tax sale reform tool there is another method of acquiring title. The current owner is willing to give it to the county. PROBLEM SOLVED!It surprised me to hear the second excuse. It is actually a provision of the new Indiana Code tax sale revisions the County is refusing to implement. Because Bassemeier owns an interest in the company that is title holder of record he can be disqualified from bidding. But wait, Bassemeier isn’t saying he has to be the bidder or buyer. He is only asking that the County offer it for bid. PROBLEM SOLVED!Rather than being a burden on taxpayers and neighbors until Realtor/County Commissioner, Joe Kiefer’s big development why not sell the lot? Is it the County Commissioner’s privilege to decide who can own or profit from the real-estate in the neighborhoods? Should a public funded private land bank control who owns or what become of a vacant lot? Should the rights of neighboring property owners not be respected?FOOTNOTE: GEORGE LUMLEY LETTER WAS POSTED BY THE CCO WITHOUT OPINON, BIAS OR EDITING.We are asking our readers to “like us” on Facebook and encourage friends and family to do so, as well? Our next IS IT TRUE will be posted on this coming WEDNESDAY?If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] “Readers Poll”:Do you feel Council should spend $16 million dollars to renovate North Main area?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributedFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

New Mexico’s San Juan coal plant headed for closure with signing of clean energy law

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Santa Fe New Mexican:Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed sweeping energy legislation on Friday that calls for New Mexico’s major electric utilities to get 100 percent of their power from carbon emission-free sources by 2045.One of the most ambitious and contentious laws passed during the 60-day legislative session that ended a week ago, Senate Bill 489 also sets up a system for financing the Public Service Company of New Mexico’s closure of a coal power plant in the Four Corners and creates job training programs for the renewable energy industry while extending assistance to laid off coal workers.The bill’s critics have argued it will still leave PNM customers paying for the company’s investments in the coal industry and do nothing to save the jobs of workers in the sector. But an unlikely coalition of backers, which includes PNM as well as environmental groups and labor unions, views the legislation as a stride in transitioning to clean energy while boosting the expansion of an industry they say has room to grow under the state’s sunny skies and on its windy mesas.Current law requires that 20 percent of New Mexico’s electricity come from renewable sources by 2020. SB 489 raises that threshold to 50 percent by 2030 for investor-owned utilities like PNM and rural electric cooperatives.As part of this goal, the law encourages PNM to shut down a coal power plant in the Four Corners, the San Juan Generating Station, by creating a system to sell bonds that would make up for the money the company would lose by closing the facility. The bonds would be paid off by PNM’s customers through electric bills.An analysis by legislative aides said it would cost about $27 million a year. Legislative analysts reported this would be less costly for customers than if PNM continued to operate the facility or if it sought other financing to end its operations. Both options have an estimated cost of $45 million a year, aides said.More: Lujan Grisham signs landmark clean energy bill New Mexico’s San Juan coal plant headed for closure with signing of clean energy lawlast_img read more

Chilean Military Personnel Distinguish Themselves at International Equestrian Competition

first_img Riders from the Chilean Army finished atop the rankings at the Eighteenth “Glories of the Army” International Equestrian Competition, which took place in Iquique, Chile. The sports event was organized by the Army’s 6th Division, in coordination with the Armored Cavalry School (Escuela de Caballería Blindada), and was held at the equestrian facilities of the Tarapacá Equestrian Center. In addition to national representatives from Arica, Iquique, Antofagasta, Quillota, and Santiago, Uruguayan, Colombian, and Mexican riders participated. In total, 80 pairs competed from the riding schools of Quillota, the La Concepcion Equestrian Club of Antofagasta, the Tarapacá Equestrian Center of Iquique, the Coraceros Equestrian Center of Arica, and personnel from the Military Academy, who took the top places in the championship’s different categories. The most important competition, the “Glories of the Army Grand Prize,” was won by Captain René Zúñiga of the Army Riding School, who mounted on Paradigma. Captain Carlos Villarroel of the Military Academy and his horse Olimpia came in second. Once the competition had concluded, General Mario Arteaga Velásquez, commander of the Northern Joint Command and commander-in-chief of the Army’s 6th Division, highlighted the large number of participants who competed in this version of the event, whom he personally congratulated and urged to participate again in the next version of this championship. By Dialogo September 12, 2011last_img read more

How to build real relationships with virtual members

first_imgOffer people a reason to meet you in person. Your online and mobile clients might not want to stay “virtual” during the entire time that they are your customers. Given a good reason, they may relish in the opportunity to meet you in person, and that’s something that an online-only bank just can’t do. Invite them for a free financial health check-up with one of your bankers or financial advisors, in person or via Skype. Of course, you’ll want to make it easy for them to schedule the check-up online. Some banks and credit unions also host “meet and greet” events specifically for their online and mobile customers, so they can talk with their leadership, lending, small business, and investment teams.These are just three of the ideas you can use to create a successful mobile marketing strategy at your credit union. If you’d like to read the rest of our ideas, visit http://info.larky.com/mobile-marketing-tips   to download our Mobile Marketing Cheat sheet. Encourage questions, and make answers readily available. If one client has a question, you can bet that others have the same question. Go beyond the traditional list of FAQs on your website by offering short videos of your staff providing succinct answers to common questions. Other ideas for efficient Q&A include:Offer live chat before, during, and after banking hours. Online and mobile users are using your online and mobile banking services anytime, not just during traditional work hours, so make your chat available all the time – yes, even when the bank is open.Provide a toll free phone number just for online and mobile banking questions.Provide direct emails or direct phone numbers to key staff for mobile/online members to get answers quickly.Create a “cheat sheet” to give them quick tips and advice for whatever is relevant to them… Ten tips for saving time on our mobile banking app… Five Easy Ways to Make $100 Today… Ten free apps to make you more productive… Five free apps to make you a better parent today. People love handy lists that help them be more efficient, save money, and do more of what they love. As mobile and online banking technologies advance, credit union marketers have an increasingly daunting challenge – how to reach people that never visit your branch. A statistic from Bankrate.com suggests that nearly one-third of your members may never enter the front door of your credit union or interact face-to-face with your staff, so how can you build meaningful relationships with members who prefer to use digital channels? And just because those members don’t come into your branches, does that mean that they wouldn’t appreciate a personal relationship with their banker?Contrary to popular belief, people who bank via digital channels still value personal touches from their credit union. Indeed, these folks are real people who might actually like to know the people who keep their money safe, sound, and earning interest.As a credit union marketer, it’s your job to connect with these folks and make them feel valued because many of them will turn into your most profitable customers as they hit their peak earning and borrowing years. So what can credit unions do to build real relationships with people they may never see?Here are three tips (for our full cheat sheet of ten mobile marketing tricks visit http://info.larky.com/mobile-marketing-tips):Stop talking AT clients about YOUR stuff. If you want to start and sustain a relationship built on mutual trust, you can’t just be in it for yourself. Online and mobile clients will quickly ignore you if you talk with them only when you have something to sell. In all of your communications (online, mobile, email, and otherwise), offer help, advice, and expertise – and include your caring personality as an outreach of your bank’s personality. Make a point to keep clients up to date on bank happenings either via email or text messaging services. Better yet, tell them, “Happy Birthday,” “Happy Pancake Day (yes, this is really a holiday),” and “Happy Autumn Solstice.” And make sure that they can respond and talk with you via whatever methods they prefer – email, phone, text, social media, and in person.center_img 32SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Andrew Bank Andrew Bank is Co-Founder of Larky, a mobile loyalty platform that drives acquisition, retention, wallet share, and interchange revenue. Andrew is responsible for client relationships, marketing, and thinking about how … Web: www.larky.com Detailslast_img read more

40 Years of Brooklyn Through the Eyes of A-1 First Class Moving & Storage’s Matt Schwartzberg

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Ever since he could remember having Sunday dinners at his grandmother’s apartment on Ocean Parkway, Matt Schwartzberg has carried a lasting impression of the sights and smells of Brooklyn life. It also helps that his uncle owns Mill Basin Deli, famous for its art collection and its corned beef and pastrami—ranking right up there with Katz’s as one of NYC’s top five Jewish delicatessens. From his other uncle, who was in real estate and boxed in the Golden Gloves, he’s learned street smarts.His childhood experience has proved invaluable as he navigates the many neighborhoods of this burgeoning borough that has undergone so many changes in recent years. As president of A-1 First Class Moving & Storage, he’s been literally on the move since he started there when he was 22. He’s gone from making the sales to driving the vans, to relocating 500-person offices and taking the New York Mets’ sports equipment to and from spring training.His company, which is an agent for Atlas Van Lines, has an office in East New York with warehouses in Sunset Park and elsewhere in the city. The moving business has also taken him all over town, from Borough Park to Park Slope, from Bensonhurst to Bay Ridge. He likes to say he’s completed 50,000 moves in his career, but what he counts on most is the experience of meeting such a diverse range of Brooklyn residents.“I would get a look inside people’s homes—that gave me an education in itself,” said Schwartzberg, now 46 and married with three sons.In a typical day, he’d be looking out an apartment window in Brooklyn Heights with spectacular views of Manhattan and feel like he was in a Woody Allen movie, and then go to Bensonhurst, where a mother and daughter shared a two-family home, so he could discuss a pending move, and wind up being invited to sit down and have dinner and wine.He’s especially proud that his company also reflects Brooklyn’s diversity in its workforce, with long-time employees who are Hispanic, African-American, Caribbean and Eastern European. Some have been with the company for decades.“Two people have become American citizens while here, three have completed college degrees at night, and two people we have helped in their effort to beat cancer,” Schwartzberg said.Over the years he’s seen many parts of Brooklyn rebound.“Streets that we thought were not going to become part of a community have now become communities,” he said with amazement. “I believe all areas go through life cycles. Bushwick burned down during the blackout in the 1970s. The idea that Bushwick was ever going to be vibrant seemed like a pipe dream.”Now, it too is blooming. He thinks East New York will be next on the list for renewal.In fact, to his eyes, the borough has turned into a melting pot, with an influx of people from all over the country wanting to be in Brooklyn.“People may be dissuaded by the gentrification,” he conceded, “but I think time will tell that it has made neighborhoods more walkable, more livable, and more enjoyable. Is having too many Brooklyn coffee shops a bad thing? They’re now the pubs of 40 years ago where people congregate. Parks have been refurbished. New ones have opened. Neighborhoods are starting to look refreshed. From what I’m seeing, it seems that the suburbs are going back to Brooklyn.”But as a professional mover, he admits that the challenge of doing business in bustling Brooklyn can be daunting.“To go seven miles could take 45 minutes,” he said, with a hint of exasperation. “The borough is going up—it’s not going wide. When you go to Flatbush Avenue, down Third Avenue, you continue to see high rises and new apartments.”Matt Schwartzberg, president of A-1 First Class Moving & Storage He noted that Williamsburg and Greenpoint, places that that didn’t have much residential or commercial stock, are now growing fast. Offices are springing up in the former Brooklyn Navy Yards that are “world-class,” Schwartzberg says. Industry City on 35 acres along the Brooklyn waterfront near the Belt Parkway in Sunset Park used to be “old cut-up warehouses and the schmatta factories and the export-import firms,” he said, but now it’s home to We Work, IC, and the New York City College of Technology, and the Brooklyn Nets have a practice facility there.Sometimes what he likes to do in Brooklyn with his sons is drive down Atlantic Avenue under the El and go to the Smoke Joint in Fort Greene for their ribs and wings. Or walk across the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan to have Grimaldi’s Pizza in Brooklyn Heights. “The day I feel that I’m not excited by where I work and the places where I’m around is the day that I leave,” Schwartzberg declared. “As someone who gets energized by people, the vibrancy of Brooklyn is intoxicating.”For an in-depth look at Brooklyn’s heartbeat through the people that live there, check out the A-1 First Class Guide To All Things Brooklyn. A-1 First Class Moving & Storage, one of New York’s most trusted and reliable moving and storage companies since 1948, specializes in residential and commercial moves throughout New York City (Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, Staten Island) and Long Island. Learn more at www.a1firstclass.com. [Disclaimer: A-1 First Class Moving & Storage is a client of Morey Publishing, parent company of Long Island Press.]A-1 First Class Moving & Storage, Inc.156 Hinsdale St., Brooklyn, NY 11207Phone: (718) 745-3400Toll Free: (800) 545-6683Email: [email protected]last_img read more

Gareth Bale: Jose Mourinho calls on Wales not to ‘destroy’ Tottenham’s work with forward | Football News

first_imgJose Mourinho Bale scores the winner as Spurs beat Brighton 2:59 – Advertisement – Wales will be without manager Ryan Giggs for all three matches, after he was arrested on suspicion of assault.His assistant coach, former Watford and Sheffield United defender Robert Page, will instead take charge of the team for the next three games and will be supported by Arsenal coach Albert Stuivenberg. “I think he’s getting better and better and better and today I felt that he could play 90 minutes but it’s not about can or cannot,” Mourinho said after the victory in Bulgaria.“It’s about managing the situation and keeping safe because he’s a player that needs to be safe. “Wales have two matches in the Nations League and I expect him to play but if they care as much about him as we do they have to manage the recovering periods.“They have to manage how many days difference between one match and another, they have to manage the minutes that he plays and they should not let him get into fatigue levels. Jose Mourinho was pleased with the attitude of his team during their 3-1 win over Bulgarian champions Ludogorets – having criticised their approach to week’s loss in Antwerpcenter_img “He’s a player that’s had enough problems in the past. He’s working so much and we all are working so much and so carefully with him that we don’t want to destroy the work that everybody has been doing for the past couple of months.- Advertisement – Gareth Bale played for 65 minutes against Ludogorets Razgrad in the Europa League on ThursdayImage:Gareth Bale played for 65 minutes for Tottenham against Ludogorets in the Europa League on Thursday 0:32 Jose Mourinho is calling on Wales to take care of Gareth Bale while he is on international duty and not “destroy” the work Tottenham have done with him.Giggs has returned to the Wales squad after missing October’s international games because of a knee injury.- Advertisement – “I think from what I’m reading that it is not (Ryan) Giggs that is responsible for these matches,” added Mourinho. “I’m sorry about it because on the previous fixtures he called me, we spoke about Ben Davies – not Gareth because Gareth was not there – but we spoke about Ben Davies.“We shared opinions about the situation which is probably not going to happen this time and the fact that one of the coaches is an Arsenal coach doesn’t make me very comfortable.“Honestly, it doesn’t make me very comfortable. I think national teams should have coaches that work exclusively for them and not coaches that work for other clubs.” They face the United States in a friendly at the Liberty Stadium on November 12 before crucial Nations League games against the Republic of Ireland on November 15 and Finland on November 18, both at the Cardiff City Stadium.Tottenham have been nurturing Bale back to full fitness after he rejoined the club on loan from Real Madrid in September.He scored the winner against Brighton last Sunday and played over an hour in the 3-1 win over Ludogorets Razgrad in the Europa League on Thursday.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Walkouts do more harm than good

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion In regard to student protests/walkouts: This isn’t the answer. The protests won’t correct the problem of demented shooters carrying out their violence. The protests put many students in a group situation with no protection.Putting an armed guard in our schools won’t correct the problem either. It will make the armed guard the first target.Very often, the shooter is another angry student. Protests keep people riled. We need to change the thought process, not incite more violence.The schools are there to teach. Walkouts disrupt this process.Richard Van PattenGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

Germany and France to develop joint next-generation army tank

first_imgBoth agreements were signed by French Defense Minister Florence Parly and her German counterpart Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the German Defense Ministry said in a statement. “With this project, Germany and France are sending an important signal for European cooperation in defense policy,” the ministry said.The project will be led by Germany, with Berlin and Paris each bearing half of the costs. It is “intended to replace the German Leopard 2 tanks and the French Leclerc tanks from the mid-2030s,” according to the ministry.  France and Germany in February gave the green light for building a prototype of Europe’s next-generation fighter jet, effectively launching a project long held up by disputes over how the industrial work would be divided.The 150-million-euro ($162-million) contract, financed equally by both countries, aims to create prototypes of the stealth delta-wing jet as well as integrated drones and network infrastructure of the new system by 2026. France and Germany have signed agreements to develop a next-generation tank to equip both of their armies from the mid-2030s, the German Defense Ministry announced Wednesday.Dubbed the Main Ground Combat System (MGCS), the tank project sits alongside a planned future jet fighter as part of pivotal military cooperation between the two neighbors. The deal announced Tuesday includes a so-called “framework agreement” laying out how the project will be organised, as well as an “implementing arrangement” setting out the specifications for the new fighting vehicle. center_img Topics :last_img read more